College of Humanities & Behavioral Sciences
- College of Business and Economics
- College of Education and Human Development
- College of Graduate Studies and Research
- Waldron College of Health and Human Services
- College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
- Artis College of Science and Technology
- College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Other Offices and Departments
Dr. Margaret Pate
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Office: CHBS Building, Room 5403
- Ph.D., University of Florida
- B.A., B.S., M.S., Niagara University
Dr. Pate joined the Radford University faculty in 2014.
Fall 2017 Classes
- CRJU 100 T/R 8-9:15 a.m.
- CRJU 385 T/R 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
- CRJU 670 (online)
Office Hours: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday/Thursday or by appointment (email firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment)
Dr. Pate's research interests include the decision-making process that begins with the apprehension of a suspect all the way to conviction for the various actors in the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, attorneys, and jurors, specifically decisions about evidence and perceptions of guilt. Dr. Pate also conducts research on interrogations and confessions. Dr. Pate is also interested in issues of wrongful conviction and life after one has been exonerated.
Recent Professional Activities
Dr. Pate presented findings from her dissertation on the videotaped interrogations of juveniles at the American Society of Criminology conference in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Pate was also given an award for her outstanding mentorship of undergraduate students in her final year of graduate study at the University of Florida.